Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Binge watching for the holidays-murder and mayhem: Inspector George Gently and The Fall

Put down those worthy histories of war and pestilence, put off the self-improvement tomes until next year, and pick up a DVD set from our collection to chill out during the coming vacation. We have many series for your viewing pleasure, be your interest in murder and mayhem, family sagas, comedy or drama.

For the months of December and January, we’ll be featuring weekly staff picks of particular genres. Sit back and enjoy with no guilt - no calories are involved with this kind of binging.

DCI George Gently solves crimes in a rapidly-changing Britain.  It’s the Sixties: he and his sergeant, John Bacchus, come from different worlds and different generations but they grudgingly bridge those gaps to catch killers and find justice.
Actor Martin Shaw is no stranger to law and order. He appears as Judge John Deed (DVD JUDGE SET) and P.D. James’ Commander Adam Dalgleish in “Death in Holy Orders” (DVD MURDER LAWRENCE) and “Murder room” (DVD MURDER LAWRENCE).    

A serial killer is at work in Belfast, Northern Ireland targeting young professional women.  The audience learns his identity early on-the real drama focuses on DS Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) in her efforts to catch him.
It’s not a mystery so much as a thriller bound to keep you on the edge of your seat.  Gillian Anderson does a fabulous job as the outsider brought in from London to review the case who finds herself embroiled in a dangerous game with a killer.   

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